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Old 03-18-2010, 08:13 PM   #15
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After a bit of cleanup work on the existing belly-band, it didn't look too bad. It's secure against the body, so I decided to take the easy and cheap way out. I will remove the mess of silicone caulk and remove, stretch and reinstall the black strip. Since a previous owner caulked all along the top of the belly-band, I must assume there was a leak somewhere. So I will add a bead of clear Acrylic caulk to the top of the belly-band. Thanks for all suggestions. If you think I missed something please advise.

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Old 03-18-2010, 09:07 PM   #16
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Hi all,

After a bit of cleanup work on the existing belly-band, it didn't look too bad. It's secure against the body, so I decided to take the easy and cheap way out. I will remove the mess of silicone caulk and remove, stretch and reinstall the black strip. Since a previous owner caulked all along the top of the belly-band, I must assume there was a leak somewhere. So I will add a bead of clear Acrylic caulk to the top of the belly-band. Thanks for all suggestions. If you think I missed something please advise.

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This is exactly what I did. Remember to use masking tape on the fiberglass spaced an even distance above the bell band all the way around to keep the caulking line clean. I used almond tinted acrylic on mine and it is not noticeable. Clear may stand out too much.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:07 AM   #17
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Almond eh? what colour's your trailer? Mine is that pale (not nice) green coulor. Perhaps I should look for a tint close to green?


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This is exactly what I did. Remember to use masking tape on the fiberglass spaced an even distance above the bell band all the way around to keep the caulking line clean. I used almond tinted acrylic on mine and it is not noticeable. Clear may stand out too much.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:32 AM   #18
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For some reason clear caulk doesn't stay that way very long. It yellows pretty quickly... or gets foggy looking. White actually stays white longer and looks cleaner. Depending on how wide a caulk band you're putting on, perhaps black would look good
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:48 AM   #19
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For some reason clear caulk doesn't stay that way very long. It yellows pretty quickly... or gets foggy looking. White actually stays white longer and looks cleaner. Depending on how wide a caulk band you're putting on, perhaps black would look good
I have seen the white on the olive green before and I dont recommend it. If any, black might be better as it would match the bell band better. Check the hardware stores adn see what colors they have. Even a grey might be nice.
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Silver or light grey to match the band?
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I recently had some warranty work done on my Trill at the Brea Factory. The caulking they did they did using masking tape to prevent that ugly smearing from finishing the caulk.

BTW I can fully reccommend the work of these guys. I was duly impressed with their friendliness as well as their professionalism.
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Silver or light grey to match the band?
I already bought almond but haven't used it yet. I think I'll return it and go with the grey. Thanks for all suggestions.
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